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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 12, 2011 8:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New to the forum...the mysterious joy of june 1985.

If it were a real possibility, I honestly don't know if I'd take him or not. I like the idea of giving him a chance to get a sense of what it's like -- the historical experience and all. But yeah, indoor shows ... cough cough ... and you've got a point, too, that then the show isn't "yours" anymore. He'd probably be looking at me like, "Geez, my mom is so emBARRasing!"

I did used to have an image in my head that if I ever had a kid, I'd take him/her to shows ... but I also thought I'd be agreeable to backpacking across Alaska with a baby on my back. When mommyhood hits, all of a sudden fuzzy ideas like that seem to give way to, "Oh no, the corner of that coffee table looks SO sharp!"

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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Mar 13, 2011 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New to the forum...the mysterious joy of june 1985.

I had those crazy romantic ideas too...until I actually had my first child...gone were the days...
*cough, cough* is a great way to describe an indoor show...I'm always amazed at how much smoke there is...especially in places that don't usually see smoke...I wonder what Radio City will be like!
I have seen way too many young teens sitting playing nintendo DS's at shows...looking horribly bored while their parents are stuck next to them looking horribly reserved! I know I couldn't be as free as I am at shows with my kids in tow. I'm good with them finding their own thing (though, I do secretly hope that by the time they reach adulthood they will have come to their senses about the Grateful Dead-seriously, how can you not like them?)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 13, 2011 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New to the forum...the mysterious joy of june 1985.

Wow. I'm having a hard time absorbing that picture. Kids sitting at a show playing with a ... well, I don't really know what a Nintendo DS is (presumably not DS as in Dark Star), but I figure it's like a Gameboy. That is SO wrong on SO many levels!

Like, the parents brought the kids along, but equipped then with an electronic babysitter, because, um, they KNEW the kids would be bored? Then why bring them?!?!? And then the kids zone out into virtual e-land, while all around them is music and dancing and people enjoying themselves ... oh sheesh. Talk about the opposite of "Be Here Now."



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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 13, 2011 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New to the forum...the mysterious joy of june 1985.

Don't even get me started on the small screens. I remember when D & I first noticed this, probably 3 years ago at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular w/ the Rockettes. Many (scores?) of kids playing on little screens. What was the point?